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Thursday, 31 August 2017

Book of the Month - The Curse of Arundel Hall by J New


The Curse of Arundel Hall

is 


Book of the Month

for August 2017

One ghost, one murder, one hundred years apart. But are they connected?

Ella has discovered a secret room in The Yellow Cottage, but with it comes a ghost. Who was she? And how did she die? Ella needs to find the answers before either of them can find peace. But suddenly things take a nasty turn for the worse.

Ella Bridges has been living on Linhay Island for several months but still hasn’t discovered the identity of her ghostly guest. Deciding to research the history of her cottage for clues she finds it is connected to Arundel Hall, the large Manor House on the bluff, and when an invitation to dinner arrives realises it is the perfect opportunity to discover more.

However the evening takes a shocking turn when one of their party is murdered. Is The Curse of Arundel Hall once again rearing its ugly head, or is there a simpler explanation? 

Ella suddenly finds herself involved in two mysteries at once, and again joins forces with Scotland Yard’s Police Commissioner to try and catch a killer. But will they succeed?


‘Miss Marple meets The Ghost Whisperer’ – Perfect For Fans of Golden Age Murder Mysteries, Cozy Mysteries, Clean Reads and British Amateur Sleuths







This book has also received....










Wednesday, 30 August 2017

PB Award for Gorgito's Ice Rink by Elizabeth Ducie


Gorgito's Ice Rink by Elizabeth Ducie

has been AWARDED


PB special AWARD

Gorgito's Ice Rink was runner up in Writing Magazine's 2015 Self-Published Book of the Year Awards.

Two small boys grieving for lost sisters — torn between family and other loves. Can the fulfilment of one promise make up for the failure to keep an earlier one?

When Gorgito Tabatadze sees his sister run off with a soldier, he is bereft. When she disappears into Stalin’s Gulag system, he is devastated. He promises their mother on her death-bed he will find the missing girl and bring her home; but it is to prove an impossible quest.

Forty years later, Gorgito, now a successful businessman in post-Soviet Russia, watches another young boy lose his sister to a love stronger than family. When a talented Russian skater gets the chance to train in America, Gorgito promises her grief-stricken brother he will build an ice-rink in Nikolevsky, their home town, to bring her home again.

With the help of a British engineer, who has fled to Russia to escape her own heartache, and hindered by the local Mayor who has his own reasons for wanting the project to fail, can Gorgito overcome bureaucracy, corruption, economic melt-down and the harsh Russian climate in his quest to build the ice-rink and bring a lost sister home? And will he finally forgive himself for breaking the promise to his mother?

This is a story of love, loss and broken promises. It is Gorgito's story, through the eyes of the people whose lives he touched.


Gorgito's Ice Rink has also received a Chill with a Book Readers' Award



Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Perception & Illusion by Catherine Kullmann


Perception & Illusion by Catherine Kullmann

has RECEIVED a


Chill with a Book READERS’ Award

Cast out by her father for refusing the suitor of his choice, Lallie Grey accepts Hugo Tamrisk’s proposal, confident that he loves her as she loves him. But Hugo’s past throws long shadows as does his recent liaison with Sabina Albright. All too soon, Lallie must question Hugo’s reasons for marriage and wonder what he really wants of his bride.

Perception & Illusion charts Lallie’s and Hugo’s voyage through a sea of confusion and misunderstanding. Can they successfully negotiate the Rocks of Jealousy and the Shoals of Perplexity to arrive at the Bay of Delight or will they drift inexorably towards Cat & Dog Harbour or the Dead Lake of Indifference?

Catherine Kullmann skillful evocation of the Regency period rings true, as do her protagonists’ predicaments. It is a joy to step into this other world with her.

"Deliciously romantic with wonderful characters, elegant writing and perfect period detail. Hugely enjoyable!" Nicola Cornick


Perception & Illusion was read and evaluated by Chill's readers against the following...


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Monday, 21 August 2017

Tales of the Faie Diana L Wicker


Tales of the Faie Diana L Wicker

has RECEIVED a


Chill with a Book READERS’ Award

Every culture has fairy tales, the tales of legend and lore that children hear at bedtime that teach lessons of history and morality, the little bits of truth that keep a culture whole. The Realm of Feyron is no different. Join the youth as they listen to the tales of the beginning days of the Faie.


Tales of the Faie was read and evaluated by Chill's readers against the following...


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Monday, 14 August 2017

The Curse of Arundel Hall by J New


The Curse of Arundel Hall

has RECEIVED a


Chill with a Book READERS’ Award

One ghost, one murder, one hundred years apart. But are they connected?

Ella has discovered a secret room in The Yellow Cottage, but with it comes a ghost. Who was she? And how did she die? Ella needs to find the answers before either of them can find peace. But suddenly things take a nasty turn for the worse.

Ella Bridges has been living on Linhay Island for several months but still hasn’t discovered the identity of her ghostly guest. Deciding to research the history of her cottage for clues she finds it is connected to Arundel Hall, the large Manor House on the bluff, and when an invitation to dinner arrives realises it is the perfect opportunity to discover more.

However the evening takes a shocking turn when one of their party is murdered. Is The Curse of Arundel Hall once again rearing its ugly head, or is there a simpler explanation? 

Ella suddenly finds herself involved in two mysteries at once, and again joins forces with Scotland Yard’s Police Commissioner to try and catch a killer. But will they succeed?


‘Miss Marple meets The Ghost Whisperer’ – Perfect For Fans of Golden Age Murder Mysteries, Cozy Mysteries, Clean Reads and British Amateur Sleuths


The Curse of Arundel Hall was read and evaluated by Chill's readers against the following...


Were the characters strong and engaging?
 Was the book well written?
Did the story / plot have you turning the page to find out what happened next?
Was the ending satisfying?
Would you tell your friends?





This book has also received....






Thursday, 10 August 2017

The Particular Charm of Miss Jane Austen by Ada Bright & Cass Grafton


The Particular Charm of Miss Jane Austen

has been AWARDED


Chill with a Book READERS’ Award

It’s September, and the city of Bath is playing host to the annual Jane Austen Festival, a celebration of the famous author and her works.

Rose Wallace, Bath resident and avid Jane Austen fan, can’t wait for her friends to arrive and the Festival to start, unaware one of the recently arrived guests will turn her life upside down by sharing with her a secret that ultimately puts Jane Austen’s entire literary legacy at risk.

With the support of a displaced two hundred year old author and a charmed necklace, can Rose help to bring back some of the most beloved stories of all time and turn her own life around in the process?



The Particular Charm of Miss Jane Austen was read and evaluated by Chill's readers against the following...


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 Was the book well written?
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Was the ending satisfying?
Would you tell your friends?





This book has also received....






Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Retalio by Alison Morton


Retalio by Alison Morton

has been AWARDED


Chill with a Book READERS’ Award

“A classic tale of resistance and resilience – the only regret is when the action stops.” – Douglas Jackson
Early 1980s Vienna. Recovering from a near fatal shooting, Aurelia Mitela, ex-Praetorian and former foreign minister of Roma Nova, chafes at her enforced exile. She barely escaped from her nemesis, the charming and amoral Caius Tellus who threw out the political process and grabbed power in Roma Nova, the only part of the Roman Empire to survive into the twentieth century.

Aurelia’s duty and passion fire her determination to take back her homeland by military action and liberate its people. But Caius’s manipulations have isolated her from her fellow exiles, leaving her ostracised, powerless and vulnerable. But without their trust and support Aurelia knows she will never see Roma Nova again.

Part political thriller, part alternative history, part military fiction and with a strong dollop of romance, this adventure thriller driven by strong female characters invites you into the desperate struggle to liberate a beloved country being ruined by a a pitiless tyrant. Noble ideals, a passionate love, desperate choices, sacrifices, constant twists and turns and snappy dialogue with a dash of humour lie ahead in a timeline not so different from our own...



Retalio was read and evaluated by Chill's readers against the following...


Were the characters strong and engaging?
 Was the book well written?
Did the story / plot have you turning the page to find out what happened next?
Was the ending satisfying?
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This book has also received....







Monday, 7 August 2017

Trouble in Nuala by Harriet Steel


Trouble in Nuala by Harriet Steel

has been AWARDED


Chill with a Book READERS’ Award

When Inspector Shanti de Silva moves with his English wife Jane to his new post in the sleepy hill town of Nuala he anticipates a more restful life than police work in the big city entails. However an arrogant plantation owner with a lonely wife, a crusading lawyer, and a death in suspicious circumstances present him with a riddle that he will need all his experience to solve.
Set on the exotic island of Ceylon in the 1930s, Trouble in Nuala is an entertaining and relaxing mystery spiced with humour and a colourful cast of characters.


Trouble in Nuala was read and evaluated by Chill's readers against the following...


Were the characters strong and engaging?
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Did the plot have you turning the page to find out what happened next?
Was the ending satisfying?
Would you tell your friends?




Thursday, 3 August 2017

Gorgito's Ice Rink by Elizabeth Ducie


Gorgito's Ice Rink by Elizabeth Ducie

has been AWARDED


Chill with a Book READERS’ Award

Gorgito's Ice Rink was runner up in Writing Magazine's 2015 Self-Published Book of the Year Awards.

Two small boys grieving for lost sisters — torn between family and other loves. Can the fulfilment of one promise make up for the failure to keep an earlier one?

When Gorgito Tabatadze sees his sister run off with a soldier, he is bereft. When she disappears into Stalin’s Gulag system, he is devastated. He promises their mother on her death-bed he will find the missing girl and bring her home; but it is to prove an impossible quest.

Forty years later, Gorgito, now a successful businessman in post-Soviet Russia, watches another young boy lose his sister to a love stronger than family. When a talented Russian skater gets the chance to train in America, Gorgito promises her grief-stricken brother he will build an ice-rink in Nikolevsky, their home town, to bring her home again.

With the help of a British engineer, who has fled to Russia to escape her own heartache, and hindered by the local Mayor who has his own reasons for wanting the project to fail, can Gorgito overcome bureaucracy, corruption, economic melt-down and the harsh Russian climate in his quest to build the ice-rink and bring a lost sister home? And will he finally forgive himself for breaking the promise to his mother?

This is a story of love, loss and broken promises. It is Gorgito's story, through the eyes of the people whose lives he touched.


Gorgito's Ice Rink was read and evaluated by Chill's readers against the following...


Were the characters strong and engaging?
 Was the book well written?
Did the plot have you turning the page to find out what happened next?
Was the ending satisfying?
Would you tell your friends?